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Jul 28, 2011 7:00am EDT
party troops. big vote on his plan today but, robin, that doesn't mean this crisis is any closer than being solved. hat doesn't mean this >> far from it. >>> plus, a remarkable story of survival after a trip to a family reunion went terribly wrong, how one man hung on for help, used his socks to save his life. >> treaded water for 17 hours, unbelievable. also, alex trebek, what a strange story. now he is a crime fighter. a burglar broke into his hotel room. he decided to take her on. he hurt himself in the process. getting to the bottom of that story coming up. >>> right to the tropical storm taking aim at the gulf coast. sam is back with us in the studio and has been tracking the latest on don. good morning, sam. >> good morning, robin, good morning, george. let's get to don and put it right in the circle of suspicion because last night, see, wait, wait, wait, go, go, go, okay, we're not going to get the circle. max, put the circle on it. it was a rainstorm that moved from cuba to cancun. there is where it is. it is a small storm capable of large fluctuations in strength. here's wher
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Jul 20, 2011 11:35pm EDT
. the incredible story of a family who risked it all to chase their 24 karat dreams and came up big. how one stubborn couple started a modern gold rush. >>> and margarita master. it's the ultimate summertime indulgence. the perfect treat to beat the heat. but it didn't happen by accident. meet the man who invented this frozen miracle. >> announcer: from the global resources of abc news, with er the cynthia mcfadden and bill weir in new york city and terry moran in washington, this is "nightline," july 20th, 2011. >> good evening. well, it's not only hot, it's deadly hot. at least 22 people have died so far in the heat wave currently sweeping the country. and conditions will only get more dangerous in the coming days, forecasters say. factors such as relative humidity of more than 0% and little or no wind are making temperatures that are already high feel downright unbearable. here's abc's john donvan with a snapshot of our sizzling states. >> reporter: it's all over the map this heat. 106 degrees in wichita. 98 in milwaukee. oklahoma city, 106. 99 in chicago. and while it seems to be going n
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Jul 4, 2011 2:05am EDT
. here's abc's chris bury. >> reporter: in minnesota state parks, the big holiday weekend is a big bust. campers looking forward to a getaway were told instead to get lost. >> well, it's ridiculous. >> it's sad. >> it should never get to that. >> reporter: the closed parks a casualty of the state's budget crisis. so many services arehut down. even industries like logging are grinding to a halt because those trees are on public property. in all, 25,000 state workers laid off.. at the capitol, now closed to the public, minnesota's democratic governor and republican leaders could not agree on fixing a $5 billion budget gap. >> i'm not getting an income now. i don't think any of them should think it necessary for them to have an income either until this is settled. >> reporter: minnesota is the first state to actually shut down much of its government. but many others from new jersey to california are also making painful cuts. at this state park near minneapolis, k ken johnson had planned to spend a week camping with her family. getting ejected left her fuming. >> i think the government need
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Jul 3, 2011 8:00am EDT
celebrating outside. july 4th is one big party. >> it has special meaning in my family. i became a u.s. citizen 25 years ago on the fourth of july. >> and it's hot out there. take a look at the deep red. we're seeing blazing temperatures. it's going to continue on the fourth. more coming up in the show. >> and officials are rush to clean up a pipeline leak in the yellow river. >>> and monkey new, on t t loose, and going o o an adventue across new jersey. he's fine, he's just tranquil liezed. that's coming up as well. >>> we begin with the casey anthony trial. her fate could be in the hands of the jury later today. abc's yunji de nies where the closing arguments taking place this morning. good morning, yunji. wrt good morning, dan. it call comes down to this. each side has a chance to make their final arguments before jurors decide between life and death for this young woman. this is it after six long weeks, today is the today the lawyers present final arguments to the jury, arguments that determine casey anthony's future. >> jurors will probably find her responsible for the death of
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Jul 18, 2011 4:00am EDT
scrambling for safety. >>> good morning. the heat wave melting a big chunk of the nation is showing no signs of letting. >> up that's right. the humidity is creating oppressive conditions. today, chicago could see its highest temperature in five years. abc's karen traver as more on the spending east. >> reporter: they tossed two tons of ice into the water to try to cool things down. this heat wave is krgripping th middle of the nation. for 17 states. texas to minnesota. east to ohio. in five states, temperatures dropped thee century mark. the system is expected to hover across the midwest for five more sweltering days before heading east. >> not moving at all. unpacking its bags. this high pressure for many days to come as it continues to intensify and grow in overall size. >> reporter: for beach goers the soaring temperatures means fun in the sun. but for some people, especially the elderly this extreme heat can be extremely dangerous. >> they'll complain of dizziness, weakness. being light headed. >> reporter: experts say to drink plenty of water, stay out of the sun. >> the goal was ten
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Jul 14, 2011 7:00am EDT
crisis at a time when she is surging in the polls ahead one of the big favorites sarah palin. jonathan karl is in washington and has more on all this. good morning, jon. >> reporter: good morning, robin. there is no presidential candidate with more momentum right now than michele bachmann. ♪ my home in -- >> reporter: no republican presidential candidate has taken a harder line on the debt ceiling showdown than michele bachmann. >> we were all shocked and appalled that president obama dangled out in front of the cameras that senior citizens may not get their checks. that's a very dangerous statement to make. we don't believe -- excuse me. excuse me. we don't believe that for a moment. >> reporter: tough talk from bachmann is nothing new but she now speaks with new-found authority as a top tier contender for the republican presidential nomination. a new national poll puts bachmann firmly in second place as the leading challenger to front-runner mitt romney. and in key first caucus state iowa, three separate polls over the past week put bachmann in first place. >> republican primary vo
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Jul 2, 2011 8:00am EDT
on her tax forms. that's not going to be the big problem. the big problem, when you start lying to the prosecutors about what happened in this incident, i don't see how they can move forward. >> robin sax, i want to bring you in. do you agree with dan and think this case can move towards a dismissal now? >> well, there is no choice, unfortunately, but this case to move towards dismissal. the problem is that this case stinks all around. while this victim did lie, and i agree with dan completely that the fact that there may have been lies that were about applications and on asylum, but when it becomes about the crime itself, it's a problem, but i blame the prosecutors for not building a rapport to get this information out from the beginning. the lack of transparency about the relationship between the third in command in the office with the defense is also a problem. something stinks in this case. it doesn't change the fact that this guy has three prior victims, and now this person is also claiming the same sort of sexual abuse, it's a shame for victims everywhere. >> robin, as a p
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Jul 21, 2011 6:30pm EDT
dallas at 18 days of 100 degrees, shifted to the east today what that is, imagine a big lid on a pot, because all the worst heat is trapped underneath that dome. and the dome can't really move out of the way. it's being held in place. and a little dribble of cool air will move across the northern part of the country and give relief in northern areas. but no one else gets any relief from this big block of heat. >> until early next week. sam champion tonight and rich besser here, thank you. >>> we're going to turn to new warnings just as people flood into america's national parks for vacation. this alert comes after that tragedy that took three young looichls at yosemite. they were swept over a 317-foot waterfall. abc's david wright tonight on the other weather extreme that likely played a role in this. >> reporter: the majestic beauty be deadly if you get too close. in yosemite, a massive snow melt has made the water falls even more beautiful than usual. three young adults ignored the warning signs and jumped over the guardrails for a better view. >> i saw a girl sitting on the ledge
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Jul 11, 2011 4:00am EDT
the debt ceiling and republicans are saying that there's not just enough time to work out a big deal. there's a heightened sense of urgency in washington to come up with a deal to raise the nation's credit limit. lawmakers are at a standoff over how to tackle the deficit and prevent the nation from defaulting on it debt. the major sticking point- taxes. president obama would cut the deficit by $4 trillion. to do that the president and the democrats are call for some tax increases. by closing tax loopholes for some businesses. a nonstarter for republicans. >> we're not going to raise taxes in the middle of this horrible economic situation. >> reporter: president obama told lawmakers last night he's prepared to put social security on the table but some democratic lawmakers say no way. >> house democrats aren't supporting any cuts or benefits for social security or medicare. >> reporter: warning of dire consequences of what would happen if it reaches the debt ceiling. president obama will hold a press conference later this morning and will once again meet with congressional leaders. officials
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Jul 22, 2011 2:35am EDT
the belmont. forget all about those races. >> who cares about the triple crown when this weekend is the big wiener dog race. racing event in your hometown of seattle. they held some qualifiers yesterday ahead of the big showdown tomorrow. oh yeah. >> you don't mess with the weiner. the winning dog's owner gets cool prizes including a weekend away with their hot dog, you get to bring the wiener dog. what? >> i'm sorry. it's clearly friday here. have you ever owned a wiener dog, messed with a wiener dog? >> i would get a dachshund. i do like those dogs. >> she's pushing me to get one. >> little long-haired dachshunds, they're supposed to be great dogs. you lot of the westies. >> i like little dogs, i'm one of though those. i don't likekehe purse dogs but i like -- >> a little wiener. we'll be back with more "world news now" right after this. [ male announcer ] every day, thousands of people are choosing advil. my name is lacey calvert and i'm a yoga instructor. if i have any soreness, i'm not going to be able to do my job. but once i take advil, i'm able to finish out strong. it really works!
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Jul 22, 2011 5:00pm EDT
months ago. he says it will be a big part of his legislation. churches won't be performed to -- won't be required to perform ceremonies. it will affect families and equal rights. other states found a way to protect the fundamental beliefs. therefore, in the 2012 legislative session, i'm sponsor the legislation that protects the religious freedom and marital equality rights equally under the law. >> now, as you may recall, they passed the senate and stalled in the house of delegates. >>> thank you. 17 years after it went into effect, the pentagon is repealing the don't ask, don't tell policy. this comes two weeks after they were told that ending the ban wouldn't affect readiness. president obama certified the change that will be in effect in 60 days. there's opposition that worry it could erode troupe cohesion >>> new york is the 6th state to allow same sex marriage. it's good for the local economy they say. massachusetts allowed same sex marriage since 2004. it's contributed $100 million to the economy. weddings boost hotels and tourism industry. also, it helps real estate. same sex
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Jul 21, 2011 2:35am EDT
: this scandal may not seem like a big deal from afar but it's already left the prime minister scrambling, the head of scotland yard has resigned, and a skating parliamentary report accused rupert murdoch's company of deliberately trying to thwart a criminal investigation into the illegal activities of his newspaper here. >> isn't it time that we sent this non-tax paying murdoch back from whence he came? >> reporter: the prime minister didn't have to. murdoch boarded his private jet to fly home to the u.s. no doubt happy to leave london and all the turbulence behind. jeffrey cough rkofman, abc news loloon. >> certainly not over yet though as this continues to grow and we're investigating issues here. people, perhaps 9/11 victims, who might have had their cell phones hacked. >> it's scary. judging by the atmosphere there. and the number two, headlines in australia this morning, now that country may be stepping into the investigation to see if phone hacking occurred on their turf. so this thing's snowballing out of control. >> that's for sure. agreed. although you can hop in your private je
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Jul 18, 2011 2:05am EDT
news, although not happy family news, j. lo and marc anthony, that was the big announcement heard round the world. they split. saying that it was a painful time but you know what he said, though, at a concert in colombia? they're saying i'm single, he's laughing about it, somewhat flirting with some of the ladies in the audience. >> he's calling them members of the audience, mamacita, hot mama. is that really appropriate? >> you've got to jump right back, get right back on that horse. j. lo, i'm not exactly concerned about her future. >> they have children. >> they do. >> i find it kind of sad. >>> when we come back, it was movie magic at the box office. >> that's right. you're watching "world news n " now." [ female announcer ] firm skin would be easy without gravity. with olay challenge that. regenerist day and night duo. the uv lotion helps protect skin and firms during the day. the cream hydrates to firm at night. gravity doesn't stand a chance. regenerist, from olay. >>> here some are stories to watch today on abc news. general david petraeus hans over nato command in afghanistan
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Jul 20, 2011 2:35am EDT
message alerts me that city safety kicked in. is in the next big thing? >> we think it is the next big thing. we want to prevent crashes before they happen if we can. and we do have a lot of new technology like volvo city safety that can help drivers to avoid crashes. >> reporter: by comparing ininrance claims from volvoss that are equipped with city safety to other cars that are not, the institute determined that the system eliminates more than one-quarter of low-speed crashes. >> there is always the risk that the technology could make a mistake. but it's much more likely that a human could make a mistake because we're all so easily distracted. >> reporter: volvo will make city safety standard in four models by 2012. meanwhile, other car companies are racing to bring their own futuristic self-braking technology into the present. elisabeth leamy, abc news. >> just a few questions. one, does it work in rough weather, heavy rain, snow or ice? what if you're going 80? already viewers are weighing in. wnnfans.com. amanda says, i don't like this idea, i don't like to rely on a computer to k
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Jul 21, 2011 4:00am EDT
.s. space program, thihiis a big one, the final shuttle landing ever bringing hundreds of job layoffs with it. >>> shark attack. a 6-year-old girl bitten by a shark in a foot and a half of water. how totay safe at the shore. >>> out of the wild, a leopard's rampage on a village all caught on camera. >>> good morning, everybody. well, like the dollar bill and air force one, nasa's space shuttles are known around the world, symbols of america's might. >> yeah, it's been quite a feat and this morning a bittersweet milestone, the final landing of 135th mission. the 30-year-old program ends with the homecoming of "atlantis" to the international space station. the predawn landing marks the 25th time the shuhule has landed in darkness but the end of the era is bringing big changes to nasa. >> abc's lisa stark is live at kennedy space center on this momentous morning. what is the mood there right now? >> reporter: well, g gd morning, peggy and rob. i think it's a mixed mood. there is always a little bit of but irflies. still have to bring the shuttle home safely but people are nervous, anxiou
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Jul 25, 2011 2:05am EDT
up enough votes to pass it. also, it may just be too big for congress to deal with only a week left. tahman bradley, abc news, the white house. >> down to the wire. people are fed up. >> they should be. i mean, this is weeks and weeks of this. >> absolutely. >> this is not just some issue on capitol hill. if you have a 401(k) and we do default on august 2nd you're going to see all of us, tens of millions of usus will see an impact. this is an issue that affects everything. >> holding our breath. >>> a chicago man who is turned up in las vegas alive and well three decades after he vanished and was declared dead. he left everything and everyone behind, including his family and friends. abc's ryan owens explains h h he managed to stay under the radar. >> reporter: arthur jones was hiding in plain sight. a man with a gambling problem living in this las vegas home, working at this casino. the 72-year-old was declared dead decades ago. detectives thought he'd been murdered by the mob back in 1979. in reality, he'd sold his seat on the chicago board of trade to settle a massive gambling de
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Jul 11, 2011 2:05am EDT
by the way. >> i'm happy to hear about that. that is a big fella, that little guy. >> mom deserves all the rest and support she can get. >> whatever she wants to eat or drink too, by the way. >> yeah, put your feet up. >> after that, really. got a lot of hair, too. handsome little tyke. we'll be back with more worlds now now. let me tell you about a very important phone call i made. when i got my medicare card, i realized i needed an aarp... medicare supplement nsurance card, too. medicare is one of the great things about turning 65, but it doesn't cover everything. in fact, it only pays up to " 80% of your part b expenses. if you're already on or eligible for medicare, call now to find out how an aarp... insured by unitedhealthcare insurance company, not paid by medicare part b. that can save you from paying .up to thousands of dollars... out of your own pocket. these are the only medicare supplement insurance plans... exclusively endorsed by aarp. when you call now, you'll get this free information kit... with all you need to enroll. put their trust in aarp p medicare supplement in
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Jul 23, 2011 8:00am EDT
ovevemuch of the country. 28 states under heat advisories or warnings, and then there is the big story out of washington this morning. after another dramatic breakdown in the debt ceiling talks, the president is now demanding that congressional leaders comemeo the white house this morning as we enter the home stretch of a political showdown during which the entire economy which affects all of us is essentially being held hostage. >> remember that august 2nd deadline is around the corner. a lot of finger pointer between the president and the speaker. >>> but we begin overseas where we're just beginning to understand the scope of the shocking twin attacks in norway. at least 84 people were killed at that youth camp on an island outside oslo where a gunman dressed as a police officer went on a horrific rampage. he pulled out a handgun and opened fire at everyone in sight and for many, the only escape was the water. take a look at this video. so startling, teenagers swimming for their lives. >> just a couple of hours before this, at least two blasts tore through buildings in the capital city o
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Jul 5, 2011 4:00am EDT
and weddings are fun to watch they're not without a big price tag. the royal family cost taxpayers $52 million last year, 5% less than the year before. the government shaved costs by deferring maintenance on the royal palaces. shaved a lot of maintenance apparently. >> yeah. when we come back, the jurury i the casey anthony murder trial will have theirir first full da of deliberations tuesday. >>> and also the mexican prisoner who tried to make a not so great escape. ♪ there's another way to minimize litter box odor: purina tidy cats. tidy cats premium line of litters now works harder to help neutralize odors in multiple-cat homes. and our improved formula also helps eliminate dust. so it's easier than ever to keep your house smelling just the way you want it. purina tidy cats. keep your home smelling like home. i'm more active, i eat right, i'm making changes to support my metabolism. and i switched to one a day women's active metabolism, a complete women's multivitamin, plus more -- for metabolism support. and that's a change i feel good about. [ female announcer ] from one a day. thankful
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Jul 22, 2011 4:00am EDT
. >>> halfway there. nfl owners proudly approve a new ten-year deal but what about the players? big developments overnight. >>> and partying like it's 1849. mines re-open in california's gold country as s ld prices soar. >>> good morning to you. baked and broiled just about everywhere. today mother nature turns up the heat on the east coast. >> new york is bracing for scattered power outages. philadelphia has even closed summer school. >> the northeast is the latest to endure peak temperatures from the heat wave forcing man and beast to copeeowever they can. here's karen travers. >> reporter: from the midwest to the east coast people are debt separate for relief from the scorching temperatures. city officials have even set up mobile water fountains to help people cool f. thisiseat wave is massive smothering 1 million square miles across the nation. already nearly two dozen deaths have been blamed on the blistering heat. some hospitals are seeing four times the number of heat-related cases. >> they're coming in feeling weak, tired, nauseating, some vomiting, some with heatstroke are coming in wit
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Jul 29, 2011 4:00am EDT
rising star sent to the hospital. how governor chris christie is coping. >>> tigegewoods makes a big announcement about his future. [ male announcer ] your favorite show is on or the game or there's an emergency and you need to know so you turn on your local tv and it's gone. right now, congressional action may threaten the local tv you rely on. millions could lose access to free local news. others could lose their hd unless congress protects local tv. tell congress: protect local tv. >>> what if there is a debt default? today the treasury department outlines what will happen at its meeting in new york with 20 of the largest banks which often buy government bonds. bloomberg reports if there is a default, treasury will give priority to making interest payments to bond holders. the u.s. debt crisis is again weighing on asian markets this morning. tokyo's nikkei average lost 68 points today. hong kong's hang seng is down 81. in london the ftse opened higher. on wall street, the dow fell 62 points yesterday. the nasdaq index rose 1.5 points. >>> while ford can't make enough of its focus
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Jul 24, 2011 8:00am EDT
-thirds of the country again by the end of next week through next weekend. so enjoy the break while it lasts because big-time heat is just days awaw. >> heat bubble. makes it sound much more benign than it actually is. thank you, amber. we'll get back to you more in a little bit. >>> america, by the way is now just over a week away from defaulting on its debt. there's the clock. this morning, there is immense pressure on both parties in washington to cut some sort of deal before the stock market re-opens on monday. there are real fears that there could be a huge sell-off if politicians fail to make some progress today, so let's go straight to abc's david kerley who's been tracking the horse trading throughout the night. david, is there a chance that we will see something today? >> reporter: we will see something today, i am told, by members of the house of representatives that john boehner is going to come up with a framework, some kind of plan to raise the country's debt ceiling, and the pressure is really on boehner right now. he had a meeting last night with other congressional leaders up on the hill
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Jul 21, 2011 7:00am EDT
's headline, ad more people to the big heat. >>> emergency rooms are at 100% capacity in cincinnati, ohio. roads in louisiana are buckling under heat stress. livestock is dying in record numbers in minnesota and south dakota. >> it's bad. it's terrible. >> reporter: and the hottest heat wave in the midwest in 23 years is moving east. nearly half of the entire u.s. population, 141 million americans across 2 dozen states now are under heat advisories. one-two punch of record heat compared with unbearable humidity, the highest heat index, 126 in council bluff, iowa. heat like this is now taxing the power grid leads to thousands of power outages in the midwest meaning no air conditioner. >> the lower level of the house is cooler. i try not to go upstairs. >>> and tension is rising. power crews were forced to leave this chicago street after being harassed by an angry neighbor. the food supply is feeling the stress too. terry swales of wqad is in iowa. >> reporter: here in the quad cities, the heat and humidity has really been stressing the crops especially the corn and farmers are very concern
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Jul 22, 2011 7:00am EDT
. as the heat moved east. >> takes your breath away. >> reporter: the big apple is on the broiler with heat indexes soaring to 110 degrees. the statue of liberty's crown closed to visitors. in chicago, parents were steamed over a local summer school without air-conditioning. >> they deserve to come here comfortably to learn. >> reporter: in detroit, the city started rolling power blackouts. it's just before 2:00 in new york and the air temperature is 94. add in the humidity and heat index is 107. as anybody in the city knows it's hotter on the pavement. this reading 113. at a new york city subway station we found temperatures over 95 degrees. this dry cleaner's was sweltering over 100 degrees and in times square, the bright lights turned off to save power. within five minutes i already developed a full sweat. the kind of heat that can have a real physical impact. let's bring in dr. besser and test some folks out. >> i already feel my pulse is racing. that's what we'll see here. sure enough we found dave solal delivering water. >> can i take your pulse? >> water he could have used in this he
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Jul 20, 2011 7:00am EDT
appearancee yesterday the big question is can he hold on to his company? abc's jeffrey kofman is in london this morning. good morning. >> reporter: a frail rupert murdoch and his defiant son tried to save the family empire but a report released this morning accuses their company of deliberately trying to block an investigation. not good news for rupert murdoch or the prime minister here. the murdochs and their empire are not out of trouble yet. far from it. the report released this morning finds their company deliberately tried to thwart a police investigation into the "news of the world" widespread phone hacking and police bribery. this morning it is the prime minister's turn in the hot seat. at this moment he is the focus of an emergency session of parliament. trying to contain the scandal that has led to calls for his resignation. >> people desperately want us to put a stop to the illegal practices to ensure the independence and effectiveness of the police and to establish a more healthy relationship between politicians and media owners. >> reporter: this follows a carefully rehearsed e
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Jul 30, 2011 12:00am EDT
than topeka, kansas. comic-con is a big deal. it's like the super bowl for people that don't care about the super bowl. this time each year, thousands of fans emerge from their basements to congregate. not unlike cicadas, but without the mating. every year, i like to go to comic-con in disguise. you notice an extra hairy princess laia, that's probably me. meanwhile, the republican candidates for president today held a debate on twitter. i don't know if the point was to make them seem hip or relevant or what, but this debate combined the excitement of c-span with the suspense of typing. it was -- i don't think people should be allowed to ask us to vote for them for president of the united states in the same place kim kardashian writes about her favorite body butter. it doesn't seem right to me. and not only are the republicans using twitter to get their message across, next month, they're debating via video game. >> fox news presents the 2011 gop presidential primary debate. world of war craft edition. >> obama care is a disaster. but romney care is the same thing. >> it is not. >> the m
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Jul 19, 2011 4:00am EDT
but they are calling to see if the 32-year-old girlfriend's death is suspicious. >>> we know texting and driving a big no-no but the city of philadelphia is stepping up its crackdown on pedestrians who can't take their eyes off their phones. the city outlawed texting and walking back in may but starting next month officers plan to hand out more tickets and will cost offenders 120 bucks a pop. >>> a warm, appreciative homecoming for the u.s. team. they arrived in new york yesterday. we'll have more from the team in a few minutes and also several members are live this morning on "good morning america." great to see them home. they did a wonderful job.b. >>> turning now to some of last night's baseball action, we get the highlights from espn news. >>> good morning, i'm don bell with your espn news update. big night on the diamond. tick wakefield and the red sox taking on the orioles. orioles down fifth. nolan doubles out. two lungs will score. orioles up 7-6. a wild afafrment a lot of runs scored. tied at 10. bases loads. pedroia to right. we can make it if we dry. scutero scored and pedroia's 16-game hi
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Jul 20, 2011 4:00am EDT
, and couples are now being chosen for the date by lottery. >> what an influx it will be. >> certainly a big day. >>> all right. an update to what appeared to be a city's tough stance on distracted pedestrians. >> it had been reported that philadelphia was cracking down on texting while walking with hefty fines in place if you crossed that boundary. the city's depp city mayor says not true. pedestrians will be reminded to be aware of their surroundings w will certainly not be fined. >> it would have been hard to enforce a bit. >> i agree. >>> coming up next after the break, stocks are surging this morning. we'll check k the new numbers. >>> the hunt for casey anthony. where is she beginning her new life? this morning a clue. >>> and extreme eating at your favorite chain restaurant, the meals look tasty but the food police tell us just how bad they are. we'll be right back. >>> overseas markets are higher this morning after the dow's best day so far this year. investors are also optimistic about the debt crises in both europe and the u u. tokyo's nikkei average added 116 points today. hong kong'
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Jul 20, 2011 6:30pm EDT
for their health and for the house. >> reporter: this scandal may not seem like a big deal from afar, but it's left the prime minist minister. and a report that shows murdoch deliberately tries to this wart a criminal investigation to the illegal activities here. >> isn't it time that we sent this non-tax paying murdoch from wednesday he came? >> reporter: the prime minister doesn't have to. murdoch boarded his private jet is afternoon to fly home to the u.s. no doubt happy to leave london and all the turbulence behind. jeffrey kofman, abc news, london. >> and questions tonight about where the controversy will go when he lands back here at home. >>> and still ahead here on "world news" this wednesday night, broken promises this evening. an entire town gathered and told that those propgsed pensions, we can't afford. so, now what? >>> and this comes as we look here for new solutions. this evening, the one thing you should ask your boss about tomorrow morning to keep your retirement dream alive. >>> and then later here on "world news," what would you do? or betteret what would you wife do after that n
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Jul 23, 2011 6:00pm EDT
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Jul 14, 2011 2:35am EDT
is the big date that's looming. perhaps a temporary fix is not going to do the job to delay the payment. >> the president a amant he is not going to extend that august 2nd date. we'll have to see who gives here because there's got to be a compromise. >>> world leaders are condemning a deadly terror attack in mumbai that killed at least 17 people and injured dozens more. three coordinated bombs tore through the city's busy financial district during the evening rush. so far there's been no claim of responsibility. indian officials blame the attack on terrorists with links to pakistan. >>> the british phone-hacking scandal has spread to the u.s. capitol hill lawmakers demand an investigation into whether reporters from rupert murdock's papers tried to get phone numbers of 9/11 victims. as lama hasan reports, the scandal forced murdock to back off of his expansion plans. >> reporter: in a stunning reversal of fortune, rupert murdock has withdrawn his $12 billion bid to fully own skyb. >> what has happened to this company is disgraceful. it's got to be addressed at every level. they should s
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Jul 28, 2011 2:35am EDT
. >>> the historic drought and blistering heat aren't bad enough, ranchers in texas now have another big problem on their hands. grass hoppers are taking over the land and eating up what little grass is left for the cows. the bone dry conditions are an ideal breeding ground, making this year's plague one of the largest in years. >>> and south texas will soon get some much-needed rain as another tropical storm develops off the coast of mexico. tropical storm don is expected to make landfall near corpus christi tomorrow night. the rain won't be enough to break the drought, even worse, cotton farmers say the storm could destroy their crops. forecasters don't expect it to become a hurricane. >> some forecasters say it's a blessing in disguise. at least you get a little relief from the drought. >> but not enough, right? >> not enough. >>> here's a look at your thursday forecast. stormy across the midwest. hail, gusty winds, flash flooding and a chance of tornados in omaha, des moines, chicago, and detroit. heavy afternoon down pours in the four corners region of the southwest. scattered thunderstorms
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Jul 6, 2011 2:35am EDT
of suddenly die big heart trouble by over 90%. how much exercise is enough? here's abc's sharyn alfoi. >> reporter: consider canned cheese. yep, this stuff. doctors say in someone who's sedentary, if you biopsy their fat it looks a lot like this. whereas the fat of an athlete looks more like olive oil. so what? well, that cheesy fat in sedentary people creates a natural chemical reaction. it makes you more vulnerable to disease. things like alzheimer's. have to be an exercise program, it simply has to be not sitting. there are some studies that show that you get a lot of the benefits of exercise simply by being on your feet and not sitting at a desk. >> reporter: the next big step, actually exercising. sweating. are we ever too old to start? doctors say starting to exercise even at 55 will still improve our lives as we a a beyond 65. >> you can actually improve your muscle mass and muscle strength even in your 90s. that's important. because thigh strength means you can get out of a chair and possibly stay out of a nursing home. >> reporter: how much do you really need to exercise? sci
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Jul 11, 2011 4:30am EDT
a wonderful weekend. i am megan pringle. >> i am charley crowson. weather is a big story across the country. flooding in missouri, storms across the rocky mountains. what's it going to do here in our viewing area. and let's wet come back justin berk who has been gone for a while. >> noise to have you back. >> so glad to be here at 4 chn 30 to have an adult -- #:30 to have an adult -- 4-rb:30 to have an a-- 4:30 to have an adult conversation. we colored in the lines for you. southern maryland, lower eastern who are shore. the code red is dangerous. we are building up pollution and heat and the humidity. 90 is with a we hit yesterday in baltimore -- what we hit yesterday in baltimore. this morning, 74 and we have a couple more hot days. we will talk about how hot in a moment. let's take you outside to look at traffic with tonya. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. we are accident free in baltimore city and baltimore county. great way to start the morning. let's look at the beltway. no incidents to report. this is 695 at wilkins on the southwest side. a little heavier traffic on the outer
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Jul 19, 2011 5:00am EDT
nature is at it again. >> another storm blankets that region again. how big was this one and what health concerns is it causing? >>> if you battle high blood pressure a. study suggest cutting foods can help bring it down. we will tell you what they are. you are watching "good morning maryland" first and only at 4:30 in the morning. >>> check this out a3,000 foot high wall of dust rolled through the phoenix area and turned the sky brown and created dangerous driving conditions. even delayed some flights at sky harbor international airport. this is the second such storm in two weeks. they are known as haboo about. s and they occur in dry sandy places, the sahara desert and middle east. >> doctors say there was a fear it could create dust fever for flu-like symptoms and many people in phoenix there's not a risk for it now. but stay tuned because another one could be coming in. >> i think you would want sunglasss that would sting your eyes. hopefully most people saw it from inside their homes right, justin? >> that's right. thankfully nothing like that around here yet. but the drought concer
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Jul 25, 2011 4:00am EDT
. the republicans are insisting that the debt ceiling can be raised as much as spending is big cut. the speaker is focusing on a short-term deal. cut it by a trillion dollars. president obama has said that is a nonstarter. >> to go through this whole exercise all over again? that we're not going to do. rounds on sunday to make their case to an increasingly anxious public. >> i know that the president is worried about the next election. t shouldn't we be worried about the country? >> the speaker wanted the outline of the plan before 4:00 p.m. eastern sunday to send a positive message to the foreign markets. that deadline passed and this morning the asian markets are down and the u.s. futures aren't looking good, either. both sides are main resolute. >> there's no choice, there's no alternative. >> both sides will be back at work on duelili plans this morning. >> if our credit ratininis lower, ordinary americans will take a hard hit in the f fm of higher interest rates, car loans. >>> in norway the man in arrested in friday's maz murder is being arraigned in the killing of at least 93 people, mos
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Jul 21, 2011 12:00am EDT
. >> what do you want to talk about? >> jimmy: this big deal, you are doing "hairspray" at the hollywood bowl, which is a huge, beautiful outdoor area. you really -- you do a lot of these musicals, don't you? >> i love musicals. will you and your gal come to the show? >> jimmy: i would. are you playing -- you're not in a dress? >> no, no. i play sort of a dj and he hosts a music show. sort of like a straight ryan seacrest, sort of. [ applause ] st a joke. ryan's a friend. we've kissed. no, but it's a great show. >> jimmy: and one of the jonas brothers is in it. his virginity is going to go right out the window when he meets you. i mean, really. just all the estrogen flying and testosteroro, whatever, is going to douse him. >> i'm going to borrow the purity ring and burn my fingers. >> jimmy: be careful with that. you have to be veryry very careful. >> i love it. we have a good time. >> jimmy: that's a fun thing.g. >> i'm not great at singing. i'm not a great singer. >> jimmy: i would have guessed you are really good. >> i have to work very hard on it. "gle "glee," they would lather my vo
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Jul 2, 2011 6:00pm EDT
. >> reporter: hot, dry conditions have led to a ban on fireworks for big shows, in places like arizona, alabama, florida and texas, where nearly every county has said no to fireworks. >> i love fireworks. it's kind of like -- it ruined my july 4th. >> reporter: no fireworks in austin. so, the concert has been canceled. >> it's disappointing for people here. >> reporter: disappointing for the people who make and sell fireworks. >> this has to be one of the most stringent and devastating for the country. and also for the firework city as a whole. >> reporter: amarillo, texas, has come up with a solution for no fireworks. it's contracted for a laser show. but the show will go on in washington. more than 500,000 people gathering for one of the biggest spectacles in the country. all kicked off with a parade, that's been organized for the last 17 years by pat wilberton. every year you put this parade together, what does it mean to you? >> every year, we sing "god bless america," and i get chills. and the little children wave their flags. it's america. >> reporter: this is one of the biggest shows in
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Jul 27, 2011 4:00am EDT
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Jul 28, 2011 4:00am EDT
whole life. see something big out on the water like this. >> jacob isn't quite as brave or crazy as he oks. the shark was actually a basking shark which only eats small fish and tiny organism. >> even still, i'm not quite sure all these stories of people getting bitten by sharks and you're riding on one like a pony. >> i won't be doing that any time soon. >> wave man. >> we'll be ririt back. [ girl ] bye mom! bye sweetie! you'll do great. [ laughs ] this is it! [ all ] 10...9...8... a new school year has so much potential! any resolutions? my resolution is the same as always; keep her full and focused with my fiber. [ all ] 3...2...1... happy school year! [ female announcer ] this school year, make a resolution to give your kid kellogg's® frosted mini-wheats® cereal. an excellent source of fiber from 100% whole grain. that helps keepephem full so they can focus on the day ahead. keeps 'em full... keeps 'em focused. keeps 'em full... purina cat chow helps you well-being. we're all striving for it. nurture it in your cat with a full family of excellent nutrition and helpful resources.
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